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Magnussen outraged “erratic”, “confused” Raikkonen after qualifying incident

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Kevin Magnussen has claims that “erratic” and “confused” Kimi Raikkonen coat seventh place of qualifying for French Grand Prix.

Kimi had fuel for three laps, when he start his final Q3 attempt and Finn launched his final couple of run – to do one push lap, a cool down lap, followed by a final flying lap.

During the penultimate lap Kimi hit traffic he slowed ahead of Magnussen, who was preparing for the final flying lap. The Haas F1 ace passed Raikkonen at the end of the lap, only for the Ferrari driver to then speed up and overtake down the main straight for his own attempt.

Magnussen carried on but could do no better than ninth, 2.9s off the pace, and was left fuming at Raikkonen’s actions, asking his Haas team: “What the fuck is he doing?”

When asked if he was upset after the session, a visibly agitated Magnussen told the media: “Yes I’m upset. Because what is he doing?

“He fucked all his laps, he had fuel for I don’t know how many laps, everyone else has fuel for one lap, so to begin with I thought he would box because he fucked his lap.

“And then he tries again immediately the lap after. Overtakes us, backed off again – then surely he’s going to box. But then he tries again.

“So it’s three laps in a row that he tried to push and it makes no sense. There’s no way to predict what he is going to do.

“And then he obviously overtakes me into Turn 1, and fucks my lap, and doesn’t even complete his lap.

“I don’t know, if you’re that confused, just try not to get in the way of anyone else.”

“I don’t know if what he did is against the rules, but surely he is impossible to predict,” Magnussen railed.

“And also he is stopping at Turn 14, then he’s pushing, then he’s stopping, that’s erratic driving in my mind, but I don’t know if it is in the stewards’ mind.”

“It’s frustrating what happened. I don’t think it was necessary,” Magnussen said.

“He just had no idea what to do and he was desperate to get a lap, he hadn’t done a lap, he fucked all his laps. He was desperate.”

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